We know that nature is beautiful, but we often only see the more ordinary parts of its beauty. But it has so much more to offer — things that are hard to explain and just as hard to forget. We’re used to enjoying nice views of mountains and such but that’s not the best it’s got! Nature can be a whole different kind of beautiful!
Blue Lava is the cooler name for a chemical reaction that creates electric-blue flames from the Kawah Ijen crater on the island, Java.
Dirty thunderstorms (volcanic lightning) are created by colliding particles of volcanic ash.
Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat in Bolivia and it reflects the sky when small amounts of water flood it!
A thing called bioluminescence makes the waves glow blue and it’s absolutely fascinating.
Upper-atmospheric lightning is a lot bigger and scarier than the bolts of lightning we normally see.
When the sun is setting it turns this waterfall into gold.
A perfectly circular ice disk formed in a river in Westbrook, Maine and it looks incredible.
A flock of starlings is called a murmuration.
An underwater river in Cenote Angelita, Mexico
A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels against the direction of the river or bay’s current.
Wave Rock is a natural rock formation in Australia. It’s shaped like a wave and is 49 ft (15 meters) tall.
Asperitas is a cloud formation that may look ominous, but most of the time it dissipates without a storm forming.
Fairy circles are created by sand termites and typically happen in places that have a certain type of vegetation.
Frozen trees called Sentinels of the Arctic guard the north.
There are beautiful ice caves underneath the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska.
Please note: This article was updated in March 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.